Kazakh treasure 5
Time of the tour: 6 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
Day 1: Almaty - Issyk Lake - Almaty
We will be glad to meet you in Kazakh treasure 5 tour. Driver will pick you up and accompany to Issyk gorge. The road to it will go through the Kuldja tract that witnessed many trade caravans of the past. During the tour you will have excursion in the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" that is possesses a lot of exhibits of the history and culture of the Saka period, such as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. After it you will continue your way to the elevation of 1756 meters above sea level where the alpine lake Issyk is situated. This lake was formed due to the landslide that also made a natural dam that is 300 m in height. The surface of the lake as well as its area will fascinate you. Moreover you will also learn the details of the disaster of 1963. After spending some time in the nature you will be transferred to the southern capital of Kazakhstan. Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Almaty - Altyn Emel
In course of the Kazakh treasure 5 tour you will travel to the Altyn Emel National Park. This site is famous for its Singing Dune that you can find in one of the corners of Altyn Emel. The height of the site the tours to which are very popular is 120 meters and a length of about 3 km. Due to the pure nature on windy weather you will be able to listen the melody that resemble organ music can reach few km wile in stormy weather it sounds more like a drum. By reaching the top of the Dune you will be able to witness the breathtaking view of the grand panorama and its surrounding. While being here you can see in the south the Ili River as well as purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty behind the Ketmen ridge. On the west you will see the blocked view of the Big Kalkan and the Small Kalkan - from the east. In the north you can enjoy the violet-blue ridge of Jungar Alatau mountains, Chulak mountain, Matai and Altyn-Emel. Transfer to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Altyn Emel
Today you will drive to Katutau and Aktau mountains. While being here you will be able to see Katutau Mountains or Harsh Mountains that are very ancient and practically destroyed mountains with preserved volcanic outputs. The rocks of the mountain are very fragile and can break down under the physical impact. The shapes of the rocks were made by water, time and wind. Sedimentary rock of the bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean is preserved there that due environmental factors it took the form of intricate figures and landscapes. Aktau Mountains or White Mountains are famed paleontological field where it is possible to find the remains of ancient animals whose age can reach the 25-30 million years have been found and among the were the remains the giant rhinos, crocodiles, turtles. All the rock resembles the Egyptian pyramids by the variety of shapes and colors. Return to Altyn Emel hotel. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 4: Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
Today before your transfer to Kolsai Lakes you will have a stop at the Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River that is known as known to be over a thousand years old. After it you will have a stop at the Charyn Canyon. Many people travel here to see the rumored beauty of the unique of this natural complex. This magnificent sight appeared during Paleogene and resembles the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, but the size is much smaller in comparison. The famed "Valley of Castles" appeared due to the wind and water that craved the shape of it many centuries. You will fully enjoy the fancy tower that the nature made. Departure to Saty village. Night is in the homestay.
Day 5: Kolsai - Kaindy Lake - Almaty
In course of the tour you will travel to the Kaindy lake. This prominent sight is also known as the Birch lake that can be found on the altitude of 2 000 meters among the among magnificent pine forest. You will be impressed by the origin of this lake that appeared in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake due to which the landslide blocked the valley and the valley flooded by water. Due to the cold water you can see the preserved needles of the flooded trees that are resemble the masts of the submarine squadron. You need to see this majestic view by yourself. After walking around the lake you will return to Almaty. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Flight
In the morning is transfer to the airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Sprinter
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Altyn Emel - "Aigaikum" Guesthouse
Saty village - Home stay
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide